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KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County

Friday, April 1

PROJECT PINWHEEL, a month-long project to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month, begins throughout the Upstate. Visit http://www.projectpinwheel.com.

G — GET OUT AND PLAY DAY is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. For details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: TRAVEL TO IDAHO is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Saturday, April 2

G — ZOOM THROUGH THE ZOO is at 8:30 a.m. at Greenville Zoo. The event is a 5K through the zoo. To register, visit https://go-greenevents.com/zoom2016.

G — LET ME BE BRAVE, 10K, 5K and 1-mile runs benefiting Special Olympics, is at Conestee Park. For details and registration, visit http://greenvillerec.com.

G — STRIPES, a Zoo Tots program for ages 2 – 3, is at Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — ENRICHMENT DAY is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. For details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — INTERNATIONAL BALLET performs at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL TO IDAHO activities are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

S — THE BREAKFAST CLUB tween book club is at 10:30 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

Sunday, April 3

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL TO IDAHO — See April 2. Today’s activities are at 2 p.m.

Monday, April 4

G — BEAK, LEGS AND FEET, a home school program for students in grades K5 – 8, is at Greenville Zoo. Times vary by grade level. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — TWILIGHT TALES: ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE PARTY is at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

S — GET YOUR MATH ON, for home-schooled tweens, is at 1:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. For details, call 864-476-8770.

Tuesday, April 5

G — BEAK, LEGS AND FEET, a home school program for students in grades K5 – 8, is at Greenville Zoo. Times vary by grade level. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

S — FAMILY NIGHT OUT is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, April 6

THE CLEMSON LITERARY FESTIVAL is at Clemson University. For details and a schedule of events, visit http://www.clemson.edu/caah/conferences/

literary-festival/index.html.

GARDEN SPROUTS, for preschoolers and a caregiver, is at 10 a.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Learn about plants and animals using music, stories, crafts and nature walks. The cost is $5 per family. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

G — STRIPES, a Zoo Tots program for ages 2 – 3, is at Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

S — LIBRARY LESSONS: THE MORAL OF THE STORY, for home-schooled students in grades K – 4, is at 12:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. For details, call 864-476-8770.

S — AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS: Young Author’s Workshop for students in grades 1 – 4 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, April 7

THE CLEMSON LITERARY FESTIVAL — See April 6.

G — HEAR “ONE TODAY” at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. The event is for preschoolers. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

Friday, April 8

THE CLEMSON LITERARY FESTIVAL — See April 6.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: TRAVEL TO ALASKA is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Saturday, April 9

THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The event includes hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy and more, as well as hands-on children’s projects, craft demonstrations and more. Pre-order weekend wristband passes for $25 each. Passes are $30 each at the gate. Children 17 and younger are admitted free. Visit http://www.motherearthnewsfair.com.

CLEMSON EXPERIMENTAL FOREST TOURS are 9 – 11 a.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The cost is $10 per family, up to five family members. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

G — KELLEY'S KURE RUN/WALK begins with a fun run at 7:44 a.m. at Five Forks Baptist Church. The event raises money for the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation and Let There Be Mom. For details and registration, visit https://go-greenevents.com/KelleysKure2016.

G — COLORS4HOPE is at 8:30 a.m. at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. The 5K walk/run supports Mental Health America of Greenville County and its programs for positive mental health for families and individuals. To register, visit www.Colors4Hope.org.

G — KID’S FEST is 10 a.m. – noon at Heritage Green. To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, Heritage Green attractions will have booths on the lawn with opportunities for families to experience what they provide to the community every day. Visit https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleWOYC.

G — HEAR SATURDAY STORIES at 10 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL TO ALASKA activities are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — THE CITY OF GREER’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall. The event includes entertainment, country booths and international food and beverages for sale. Visit http://cityofgreer.org.

S — MOMMY AND ME PLAY DATE is at 11 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

Sunday, April 10

THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR — See April 9. Today’s events are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL TO ALASKA — See April 2. Today’s activities are at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12

G — “MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH,” Tell Me a Story Theatre, is at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For ticket information, visit http://scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — “GOODNIGHT MOON AND THE RUNAWAY BUNNY” is at 10 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — NORTH POLE DISCOVERY AND IMPACT TODAY, a Chautauqua discussion, is at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Admission is free. Visit http://greenvillechautauqua.org.

S — FAMILY NIGHT OUT is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, April 13

SPRING HOME SCHOOL DAY is at Chimney Rock Park. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

GARDEN SPROUTS — See April 6.

G — “GOODNIGHT MOON AND THE RUNAWAY BUNNY” — See April 12.

S — AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS: Titanic for students in grades 1 – 4 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

S — JOURNEY TO JAPAN for tweens is at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

Thursday, April 14

THE STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL is in downtown Woodruff. The event includes stories, a 5K, cycling, workshops and more. Visit http://www.stonesoupsc.com.

G — “GOODNIGHT MOON AND THE RUNAWAY BUNNY” — See April 12.

G — “JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL” is presented at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. Tickets are $12 each. Group discounts are available. Visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

G — HEAR “ARE WE THERE YET?” at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. The event is for preschoolers. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — JOIN CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNING Author and Illustrator Dan Santat at 6 p.m. at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of “Are We There Yet?” from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Call 864-675-0540 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at North Greenville University. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $5 each for students. Visit http://www.ngu.edu.

Friday, April 15

THE STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — See April 14.

RAINFOREST FUN: GUM AND BOUNCY BALLS is at 3:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The cost is $8 each. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

CIRQUE MECHANICS: PEDAL PUNK performs at 7 p.m. at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. For tickets and details, visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: TRAVEL TO TENNESSEE is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL” — See April 14.

G — KIDS’ NIGHT OUT for grades 4 and older is 6 – 10 p.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For details, visit http://scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — “LION KING JR.” is presented by Greer Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center. For details, visit http://greerculturalarts.com.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — Check www.ropermountain.org to determine if the attraction has reopened.

Saturday, April 16

STRIDES FOR AUTISM 2016 is at 8 a.m. at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The event includes a walk, a resource fair and family activities. For more information, call 803-750-6988 or visit http://www.scautism.org.

THE 2016 BINGO DASH, benefitting Let There Be Mom, is in downtown Greenville. For details and registration, visit http://lettherebemom.org.

SPRINGTIME KIDS’ CLIMB is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Children ages 7 – 15 climb for half price with 20-minute “tasters” on Vista Rock, weather permitting. Beginners are welcome, and no experience is necessary. All equipment is provided. The cost is $10 each for a children’s taster climb and $20 each for adults, plus park admission. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

THE STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — See April 14.

G — PARTY FOR THE PLANET is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. The event includes conservation information and activities. For details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — A LOLLIPOPS CONCERT, presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, is at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — MUSICAL PETTING ZOO is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Get hands-on with musical instruments with students from Furman University. This is a drop-in event. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — GOING BUGGY, a Saturday Safari program for ages 4 – 8, is at Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — “JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL” — See April 14. Today’s performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

G — “LION KING JR.” — See April 15.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14.

Sunday, April 17

THE STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — See April 14.

G — SHALOMFEST is 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Temple of Israel. The event includes presentations, food, cultural events, children’s activities and more. Visit http://www.shalomfest.org.

G — “LION KING JR.” — See April 15. Today’s performance is at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19

S — MAKE A PET ROCK at 4:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. For details, call 864-476-8770.

Wednesday, April 20

GARDEN SPROUTS — See April 6.

G — “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM: FAMILY FESTIVAL is at 10 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

S — AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS: Ocean Adventure for students in grades 1 – 4 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, April 21

G — HEAR “PUPPY!” at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. The event is for preschoolers. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — SUPERHERO ACADEMY for ages 6 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Fountain Inn Branch Library. Registration is required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — A PAJAMA PARTY for ages 3 – 7 is at 6 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Registration is required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14.

G — “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

Friday, April 22

A FULL MOON HIKE is 8 – 9:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The cost is $10 per family, up to five family members. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: TRAVEL TO VIRGINIA is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — TECH CLUB: COMPUTER GUTS for ages 11 – 17 is at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Registration is required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is presented at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — “THE MIRACLE WORKER” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. The show is recommended for ages 7 and older. Sign language interpretation is available at tonight’s performance. Pre-show sign language instruction is available in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org. For tickets, visit http://peacecenter.org.

G — “LION KING JR.” — See April 15.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — Check www.ropermountain.org to determine if the attraction has reopened.

Saturday, April 23

S — THE UPSTATE BABY, FAMILY AND KIDS EXPO is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 23 at the Spartanburg Expo and Event Center. Admission is free and includes resources regarding safety, health and wellness, pregnancy and more. Children’s activities include bounce houses, face painting, stage shows, rock climbing, inflatable soccer and more. Climb Upstate, located next door to the event, is offering free rock climbing to attendees. For details, visit http://upstatefamilyexpo.eventbrite.com.

G — PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK FRIENDS DAY is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the park. Activities include music, educational programs, boating, children’s activities and more. Admission to the event is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 864-244-5565 or visit http://www.pmspf.org.

LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. The event includes demonstrations of the weapons and tactics used by colonial militias, camp life recreations, quill pen writing and children’s militia drills. Admission is $3 each for adults, $1 for ages 6 – 15 and free for ages 5 and younger. For more information, call 864-938-0100, e-mail mgmillsp@scprt.com or visit www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — HEAR SATURDAY STORIES at 10 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL THROUGH THE COLONIES activities are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14. Today’s performances are at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

G — “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is presented at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — “LION KING JR.” — See April 15.

S — SPARTANBURG SOARING: INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL is 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. The event includes contests, food, live music, hands-on activities and more. Admission is free. Visit http://chapmanculturalcenter.org.

S — A MINECRAFT BUILDING COMPETITION for teens and tweens is at 11 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

Sunday, April 24

BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT DAY is held during regular rehearsals of Carolina Youth Symphony in the Daniel Music Building at Furman University. Young musicians who are interested in joining an orchestra are invited to sit in and play with one of CYS’ three orchestras. Auditions for the 2015-2016 season will be held May 21 and 28 at Furman University. For more information, visit http://carolinayouthsymphony.org or email lee@carolinayouthsymphony.org.

LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND — See April 23.

G — TRIVIAL PURSUIT: TRAVEL THROUGH THE COLONIES — See April 2. Today’s activities are at 2 p.m.

G — “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is presented at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14. Today’s performances are at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $18 each at the 5:30 p.m. performance only.

G — “LION KING JR.” — See April 15. Today’s performance is at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

G — “I’D REALLY LIKE TO EAT A CHILD,” Tell Me a Story Theatre, is at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For ticket information, visit http://scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — ADVENTURES IN HISTORY: GREAT WALL OF CHINA for ages 5 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Registration is required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — THE GREENVILLE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA’S Spring Orchestra Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — TWEEN MYTHBUSTERS is at 4:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

S — A SCULPEY CLAY PARTY for tweens is at 4:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. For details, call 864-476-8770.

S — FAMILY NIGHT OUT is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, April 27

HOME SCHOOL DAY: FLOWERS AND POLLINATORS is at 1 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The cost is $5 each. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

GARDEN SPROUTS — See April 6.

S — AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS: Hairstyle Appreciation for students in grades 1 – 4 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, April 28

G — HEAR “QUACKERS” at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. The event is for preschoolers. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

Friday, April 29

STORY START TO STROLLER STRUT: Wildflower Walk is at 10 a.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The event begins with a story and continues with a garden walk. The event is free. Donations are welcome. For details, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: TRAVEL TO INDIANA is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — Check www.ropermountain.org to determine if the attraction has reopened.

S — WATCH “THE LION GUARD: Return of the Roar” at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

Saturday, April 30

A WORLD WAR II BATTLE REENACTMENT is at Latta Plantation. The event includes music, living history exhibits and more. Admission is $8 each for adults, $7 each for seniors and students and free for ages 5 and younger. Visit http://lattaplantation.org.

G — PRINCESSES AND PIRATES: SAVE THE FROGS DAY is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. The event includes educational activities, frog-inspired crafts and more. Children ages 12 and younger who attend dressed as a princess or pirate receive half-price admission. For details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — THE GRAND OPENING OF BIB’S WORLD is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The event includes activities on cultural connections, tires, French heritage and more. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “INTO THE WOODS” — See April 14. Today’s performances are at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

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